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Feb 21, 2014 10:30am PST
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Al Jazeera America
Feb 4, 2014 5:00pm EST
california's worst drought in centuries is the "inside story." hello, i'm ray soares. in normally drizzly san francisco, 1/100 of an inch of rain fell in january. los angeles had no measurable precipitation at all. ranchers, taking a look at dried up pasture land and the skyrocketing cost of feed are taking thousands more cows to slaughter. for the first time ever, the state's water authority closed the gates and would not release water to municipalities. it doesn't have enough. normally snowcapped mountains are bare, or covered with the measliest in the west. docks in marinas stand high and dry on what were once lakeshores. water has been an issue in the southwest as long as we have had cities in the desert and had agriculture in places it rarely rains. but this winter drought is drawing more attention and more concern than usual. >> today i'm declaring a drought emergency in the state of california. >> it has been nearly three weeks since governor jerry brown first declared a drought emergency in california. and now in what was supposed to be the peak of the rainy season, farmer
Feb 9, 2014 11:00pm PST
>>> up next on a second look, the worse drought in california history. how the five year dry spell from 1987 to 1992 affected everything from crops to fish. and how it all ended. >>> hi everyone and welcome to a second look. tonight the drought. last month after the driest calendar year in california history, governor brown declared a drought for the state. but this is not the first and it is not yet the worse. california's most recent drought before this lasted from 1987 to 1992 and it's considered the most severe since the state began keeping rainfall record all the way back in 1850. by 1988 the prolonged effects of the drought had become evident particularly up in the sierra. where much of the state gets its water supply from the annual snow pack. in december of 1988, ktvu's rob roth traveled to the sierra to see the effect that the drought was having there. the drought is turning even fertile parts of nevada into a dust bowl. areas that once had plenty of water from sierra run off and understood ground wells now have none. the drought has become so severe that birds are singing
Al Jazeera America
Feb 5, 2014 11:30am EST
in the west, california's worst drought in centuries is the inside story. ♪ >>> hello, i'm ray suarez. in normally drizzly san francisco, .01 of an inch of rain fell in january. ranchers taking a look at dried up pasture land and the skyrocketing cost to feed are taking thousands of more caws to slaughter. the state's water authority closed the gates and would not release water to municipalities. normally snow capped mountains are bare or covered with the meezliest of snow packs. docks and marinas stand high and dry. the water's edge is now far away as they empty. water has been an issue in the southwest as long as we have planted cities in the desert, and engineered productive agriculture in places it rarely rains, but this drought is drawing more concern than usual. >> today i'm declaring a draught emergency in the state of california. >> reporter: it has beener nearly three weeks since the governor first declared a drought emergency for california, and now after no significant rainfall, farmers and city dwellers are growing concerned. >> i have been cutting back on milan watering,
Feb 19, 2014 5:00am PST
context within this naming occurs. several years ago dr. king said i need you to go back to california because jessie wants to meet with me i don't know what it is boo about so it met with jessie. you know, first of all, i thought that was a strange name and i learned i did my homework he's a powerful dude. we talked about but during the course of this meeting he talked about this young man he thought so much of willie brown junior. so i got back to doctor king but he likes this willie brown junior. did you meet him, no. several years later my point is there is a line that connects what is happened so much in this country to the work that this extraordinary public servant has done. now i was the corporate bank lawyer in the investment business so i have to ask a question. i don't know which side of the bridge is being named but it is the same side as they collect the money (laughter) now i don't want to diminish the accomplishment but i learned it in wall street and especially with martin follow the money. i want to say personally and i have the beneficiaries 83 years i've been the ben
Feb 25, 2014 3:00pm PST
. >> coming up on "california country," meet one of the hardest-working couples in the restaurant and ranching worlds. >> they're both, uh, 24/7, 7-day-a-week business, which most people think we're crazy for jumping into these 2 businesses. >> next find out about a wine that's been generations in the making. >> when i come visit in california, 1966, i say, "that's the place i'm gonna stay and i die." >> then discover a blooming business in southern california. >> and the flowers, it's just smiles. >> and saddle up as we take a step--or in this case, a stitch--back in time. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] welcome to "california country." i'm tracy sellers. we're at a really unique restaurant today. it's half-city, half-country, and all the idea of one even more unique couple. part chefs, part greeters, even part busboys, ron and his wife terri gilliland do a little bit of everything at their wildly popular roxy restaurant in sacramento. >> uh, it's nice to be able to wear different hats and not be tied down to the same thing ev
Feb 5, 2014 3:00pm EST
we are entering the third year of drought. the driest on record in california. this bill, 3964, the sacramento-san joaquin valley emergency water delivery targets central california only, central valley, and was introduced one week ago with no hearing, no markup, nothing. it was introduced by republican california colleagues and no cooperation with the rest of california members who are facing similar drought impacts. it's similar in 1837 from 2011 and died in the senate, as was pointed out. according to the california department of resources, the snowpack in the sierras, the largest reservoir in the central valley system was 6% normal. the drought monitor found that 90% of the state is experiencing moderate to severe drought. so cry in california that the last -- first 18 days of january, the state saw 289 fires that burned 721 acres, ncluding the kobi fire in my district. they have used the superscooper water plane at a time when california should be xperiencing its wettest month. secretary laird said it best, he said, this bill falsely promise water relief that cannot be del
Feb 28, 2014 1:00pm EST
of the treasury and no republican candidate for governor of california is with us. he will -- we will talk to him about everything from the elon musk battery factory to the silicon valley gentrification wars and the overall state of california's economy. tom films like "armageddon" "transformers" john frazier figured out how to flip cards pray we will bring you a closer look at the technology that he has developed. microsoft chairman john thompson is speaking exclusively to bloomberg television about the future of the company. cory johnson joins me now in the studio. you know him from covering him over the years. is the chairman of microsoft and took over for bill gates. i think the role of john thompson at microsoft cannot be overstated. they clearly made some really big non--microsoft like decisions at the board level not least of all making the decision about a senior leadership change. john thompson was the guy directing the board to make the decision that put pressure on steve ballmer and will force him out even though he is one of the largest shareholders and one of the original microsoft g
Feb 4, 2014 3:00pm PST
>> coming up on "california country," find out why it's always a time to celebrate citrus in california and now more than ever, thanks to some pint-sized products. >> it's like a nice little snack that people have. it's--i don't know. i mean, they kind of-- they make me happy. >> then see why making wine is music to these men's ears. >> ♪ this is dedicated to the one i... ♪ >> now he's gonna sing. >> ♪ love >> well, sort of. heh. next, they're a salad staple, but not all greens are created equal. find out how to pick the best and what to do with them. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] for anybody who has tried a piece of fresh california citrus, it's not surprising it's been called the best in the west. and it's yet another of the products that made the golden state a leading force in the world of agriculture. california is the leading producer of fresh citrus fruits. but as the industry has gotten larger, the size of the fruit has actualy gotten smaller. in fact, many think that this little guy may be
Feb 24, 2014 11:00pm PST
children across california are paralyzed due to rare disease much like polio stay attuned to hear more. tonners in san francisco are being advised by priests to be on alert. due to several ploys and meatballs down and in peace and diamondhighest. sentences copley's said that several meatballs were found on the sidewalk on some afternoon. currently the meatballs are being tested but if anyone knows who put the matter and might please contact the police. many owners are concerns that their dogs will find the meat balls before they're able to stop them. please by china find a connectio police are china finen connection to the meatballs downs last year and the ones found recently. there isn't a power outage that began at 10 to 30 tonight the power is expected to be restored tomorrow morning. the price of crossing the golden gate bridge could be moving up to $2. the district says they're facing a financial shortfall. over the next five years we're looking at overall hundred and 25 million short fall. the the finance auditing committee will votes thursday. a frightening holyoake type il
Feb 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
to this monument. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. treasury secretary jack lew has been urging congress to act before friday's debt ceiling deadline. mr. honda: but here we are again with no signs of progress. the treasury department's once again being forced to resort to extraordinary measures to continue financing the government. these games of chicken are dangerous, they're eirresponsible, led to turmoil in the markets and cost our economy billions. we've avoided disaster in the past and i believe we'll avoid it this time. in any game of chicken, one side always must blink. but what happens when neither side blinks? disaster. i ask my colleagues to help me install a permanent fix to end the brinksmanship surrounding the debt limit my h.r. 2333 toy allows the debt limit to be raised unless a supermajority of congress vote
Al Jazeera America
Feb 7, 2014 2:00am EST
, it doesn't happen. >> long-term effects of california's drought. farmers worrying about a long recovery if the rain doesn't start falling soon. >> hi there. welcome to al jazeera america. good to have you with us. i'm thomas drayton. it's more than a one-two punch. winter weather is impacting coast to coast. a rare storm hammered the pacific north-west, dumping a foot of snow in oregon and washington. a second storm on friday could bring up to another foot of snow in the area. hundreds of thousands cross the mid west have no power after a serious snow and ice storm knocked down industries. state officials are struggling to cope with the winter. >> i'd like to pack up and move somewhere. everywhere will snow. even a warm state. >> across the country it's hard to get a break from the bad weather. >> in pennsylvania, preparedness for a winter wallop means shelters are stocked up with supplies. a storm positions people at shelters where they may be needed. with the power company reporting 6,000 people without power at one time, the facilities were ready for an influx of families looking for
Feb 18, 2014 11:00pm PST
california has honored any sons and daughters who are alive and contributing to our state. however, he is the on african-american in the state of california with the bridge or any structure state structure named after himself him he will be the first in the history of california (clapping) is he alive? yes, he he is. is is deserving of this bridge. yes, he is. i need not recite the names of those who are alive and have a courthouse or street named after them but take my word the list is longer. they include former members of congress and state legislators but when this was brought up in committee it was the republican who made the motion much to the objection of the chair it was a republican making a motion to name this great bridge for the great work that willie brown is doing and has done for the people of california. it was the latest example willie brown was able to build his own bridges across political allegiance to find common ground. you don't need to be from san francisco to know this is an international icon. as people run and come from all over the world and invest this city
Feb 6, 2014 10:00pm PST
on the east coast was the main reason for a rare winter flex alert here in california. it ended just a few minutes ago. people were being asked to conserve energy because the weather back east was putting a strain on the natural gas supply. caused a shortage in southern california. >>> no liquids allowed in carry on luggage on the u.s. to russia. that new rule will last for the next 30 days. cbs reporter tells us it follows a warning about possible terrorist activity. >> the u.s. government warned airlines worldwide that terrorists may attempt to smuggle explosives hidden inside tubes of tooth paste aboard planes bound for russia. foreign intelligence services traced the threat to the same caw suss terror group that has been vowed to attack the sochi olympics. the potential attack which is unlikely, would involve terrorists sneaking explosives and bomb parts past security. then assembling explosive devices while on board. it's not clear the terror group has the expertise to do that. but in 2004, russian based terrorists did use female suicide bombers to take down two passenger planes. poli
Feb 24, 2014 8:00am PST
for the city of san francisco and state of california, united states to help patients who want to work and be able to encourage employers to do whatever necessary groundwork to help patients who want to work, continue to work or assume work while on dialysis. a lot of younger people, 30s, 40s, 50s who have jobs that they theoretically can continue to do very well. there are sedentary jobs and counselors and so on. when these people dielz most function well. if that can be helped by the committee, that will be very helpful to mostly young patients. >> i would want to second that. i agree. i think if there could be because the specific needs of dialysis patients, it is such they are so unique to their disease in comparison to other disabilities. also because it's often so misunderstood by folks in the general public who again look at a person and they don't look like anything is wrong with them. employment is a very big issue. i don't know if there could be a special department or some sort of support for folks who were on dialysis and either finding employment and also advocatin
Feb 19, 2014 6:00am PST
torn apart by racism and others things. you think about san francisco and the state of california we're in one of the most diverse regions in the most diverse state in america. by and large i think people see us to prosper and i think mr. president, if there's anything you should take away at our best we celebrate diversity and as doctor king talked about we unite around our common things that bind us together. we have entrepreneurial genes we have doers and like our city our state priced itself on the leading cutting-edge. i know you're going to be visiting some of the other great cities we think you choose wisely and we're hopefully, you'll take away desired ideas and we look forward to inviting you back. 56 a france >> along with the lieutenant governors there are other and i've brought my secret secretary george shooults. the mayor of the great city your host as a french connection he can sing and went to paris when he was 16 and i'm not sure he tasted the benign with you he's been synin the mayor office. i want to introduce our mayor who's gone there with many that folks and ma
Feb 22, 2014 3:00pm PST
-cal program and the private marketplace or the exchanges also known and covered california the expansion of medi-cal is a huge, well, if we take a step babylonia, the affordable -- back, the affordable care act is for people who didn't previously have health coverage on inadequate or unaffordable insurance. the marketplace is supposed to fill that void. the expansion of medi-cal it truly is expanding the medi-cal practice. how it's doing that is it's expanding the coverage from adults to ages 64. where medi-cal eligibility used to be 128 percent of the federal poverty level. the expanded population of income eligibility is 80 percent. it's about a person bho -- who has $14,000 income versus someone who has 16,000 over expanded medi-cal. another way is there is no asset or resource limit which is a huge change. under traditional medi-cal you can only $16,000 over expanded medi-cal. another way is there is no asset or resource limit which is a huge change. under traditional medi-cal you can only have a $2,000 asset or resource limit which keeps the person below the poverty line all the t
FOX Business
Feb 24, 2014 1:00pm EST
. cheryl: too big and efficient for its own good. breaking california to six separate states gaining traction. the man behind the plan, joining us exclusively as a proposal gets closer to a vote. adam: retailers pointing to brutal cold temperatures for two months of this mall sales numbers. nice try, another fox business exclusive, the retail insider and former toys "r" us ceo calling their bluff, what is really to blame. cheryl: the weather is back, driving down temperatures across much of this country. we had a forecast for temperatures will be as much as 40 degrees below average. but first, stocks now, in rally mode. the new york stock exchange with nicole petallides especially on the s&p has been great today. a new intraday high. nicole: that is right, record all-time intraday highs. up 1.1% for the s&p. the nasdaq hitting levels we haven't seen for 14 years and the dow jones industrial not too shabby 186 points, also 1.1%. most of the names have been winners. let's take a look at ebay, activist investor carl icahn issue letter basically once again proposing to spin off paypal, b
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm EST
first job in california was for a nasa contractor. it may haveious how helped you as a politician. policymaking is problem solving. it, you're trying to unwrap that is what engineers do all day. >> you welcome and jerry brown on twitter and tweeted even though you do not want to acknowledge them, we're going to get the 24% living in poverty a voice. he has record approval ratings. what makes you think you can win now? >> people generally like him. only about a third of voters think he should be did. when he is patting himself on the act that he has fixed all the problems, for millions it rings hollow. their kids are graduated with low debt and no jobs. system california is ranked 46th in america and we are 41 and poverty. 21% live in poverty today. it is not even a knowledge them. >> you are best known for tarp. you gave money to detroit. with basically no strings attached. you gave money to the 1%. how do you justify that to the people who could be voting for you? >> when we face the critical -- the worst economic crisis since the great depression, we got republicans and democrat
Feb 4, 2014 10:00pm PST
,000 people and 300 branches nationwide. >>> california could soon have the highest minimum wage in the entire country. a bay area lawmaker wants to boost the state's minimum wage. by july, those making $9 an hour and working 40 hours a week would take home $301 a week after taxes. if the senator's bill passes, that same employee would earn $422 a week. that's more than $100 difference. san francisco currently has the highest minimum wage in california at $10.55. >>> well, it's not all the rain in the world, but the feds are offering california farmers the next best thing. money. $20million in aid. the money is earmarked for improvements and irrigation and atans with water facilities. we're in our third straight dry year. governor brown recently declared a drought emergency. >>> missouri is moving to the front lines of america's on going food fight and now it's taking on california. the missouri attorney general is suing california over the 2008 law giving chickens more cage space. those new rules will apply to eggs imported from out of state starting next year. meaning that farmers will have
Al Jazeera America
Feb 6, 2014 11:00am EST
in the death of a black teenager shot by a white suspect. >> . >> and california as we mentioned has a terrible drought and now it's affecting farmers and your food prices. >> opening arguments starting today in the trial being compared to the trayvon martin case. 47-year-old michael dunn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of jordan davis. like trayvo trayvon martin, the teenager was unarmed when he was killed. using the controversial stand your ground law. >> reporter: good morning, del, opening arguments are slated to begin in 45 minutes, and when they do, dunn's attorney was not expected to use the stand your ground defense. he is expected to argue that dunn was justified in using deadly force. but i do want to point out that dunn's attorney has not ruled out using stand your ground. and he has that option as the trial progresses. we spoke to jordan davis' attorney with thoughts on the matter. and he said that stand your ground, he pointed out in the george zimmerman case, she told them that zimmerman had the right to stand his ground. >> we talked about this case,
Feb 8, 2014 5:30pm PST
and will go in toeffect monday. northern california is finally getting relief from the extreme drought. meteorologists say as much as 3 inches of rain could fall in the san francisco wbay area monday. even more rain is expected north and east of the city. but meteorologists say it will take several more major storms to put a department in the drought which threatens water supplies to both agricultural and urban areas. last year was the driest ever recorded since california became a state in 1850. governor brown declared a drought emergency three years ago b ago. >> toyota is close to an agreement with the federal government in connection with sudden acceleration. the issue first came to light in 2009 after an off duty california highway patrolman and his family were killed when the lexus they were driving careened off the highway at around 120 miles per hour. the driver had called 911 saying he could not slow down the car. the company is facing more than 700 lawsuits over acceleration issues. under the reported settlement, the company which has never admitted wrongdoing, would face no
Feb 13, 2014 6:00pm PST
francisco ruled california must allah citizen -- allow citizens to carry concealed weapons. a challenge the national restaurant association brought against san diego county. californians must show good cause to obtain a concealed weapons permit. >> we looked at san diego's policy and determined it was setting a barrier that was unconstitutionally high. our position was understand the second amendment you can't require a special need. good cause is satisfied if you just if you want up a permit to defend yourself. >> it is disappointing. in california we will seek to appeal that decision. in san francisco where we have a objective process that takes the applicant into consideration it won't change our process. >> reporter: lawyers say it detours criminals from committing violence. >> when people have weapons most of the time as i said they intend to use them against other people, intentionally or not. a life is taken as a result. >> reporter: this ruling originated with a 2009 lawsuit filed by the national restaurant association on behalf of a -- national restaurant association national r
Feb 21, 2014 2:30pm PST
that the state of california has to offer the same benefit package to same individuals who receive traditional medi-cal and expansion medi-cal. in other states that have decided to expand their medi-cal programs, they don't always match their two benefit packages. had are in california they have done that. that really cuts down on administrative complexity but it also opens up the world of long-term services and support for the expansion population. that means that individuals who receive the expansion medi-cal are also going to have ak isses to ihhs, in home supportive services program an long-term care. that is about the resource and asset limit. that's really important for people who are either get into expansion medi-cal and healthy when they came in and are going to have a need for services and maybe they weren't eligible for traditional medi-cal and because they are over the resource and asset limit and the income is over the threshold. now they are going to be able to benefit from the long-term services and support that are going to be available under the medi-cal expansion program. a n
Feb 24, 2014 11:00pm PST
niños en california, hasta el momento son 25 los niños que tienen la enfermedad que los deja con las extremedidades dormidas >> habían sido vacunados los niños >> es una familia de virus, los casos demuestran el virus, pero no es la causa de los síntomas >> el departamento de salud publica del estado indica que no hay que alarmarse >> el alto costo de la educación es abrrera a la hora de ir a la universidad, y existe ayuda financiera pero no todos la solicitan >> es una situación que se intenta cambiar, haciendo que los padres pidan becas y créditos. >> me gustaría estudiar paramedico >> johnatan lo tiene claro >> me gusta la acción, me gustaría salvar a las personas >> quiere ayudar a otros, mientras en este departamento lo ayudaban a él cómo podía pedir subsidios >> nos dieron tutorias para llenar las aplicaciones >> esa orientación es clave, uno de 4 alumnos no solicitó apoyo financieron aunque eran elegibles >> conviene hacer las peticiones con los padres así consiguen datos, como el ingreso del hogar >> ciertos detalles como puedes ver, los padres de familia podr
Feb 14, 2014 11:00pm PST
:30 tonight. >>> president obama is in california tonight, but he is not looking to raise any cash. this time, he is giving californians some money. he says he realizes how devastating the drought could be. >> california is our biggest economy. california is our biggest agricultural producer. so what happens here matters to every working american, right down to the cost of food that wow put on your table. >> $100 million to go to livestock disaster aid. another 60 million will support food banks and 13 million will help with conservation and communities that could run out of water. >>> well the bay area will be seeing some of that money for sure. kpix5's lynn ramirez found a rancher who needs more rain and cash. >> if it was raining you couldn't come up this road. >> reporter: janet is not worried about the road to the top of her ranch, but she is losing sleep and about $2,000 a week. >> we should be green and a foot tall. not worried about where their next meal is coming from. >> reporter: now it comes from the back of a pickup. because of the drought, her 2100 acres are not pastures of plen
Feb 13, 2014 2:00pm EST
time warner cable for $45 billion. then how an extreme drought is affecting california's economy. and with spring training under way, we'll preview the upcoming baseball season. >> to our viewers here in the united states and those of you yoining us from around the world, welcome. we have full coverage of the stocks and headlines. we have a round table discussion on retail sales. janet yellen and more more. peter cook looks at regulatory issues behind the comcast time warner deal. we look at the stock moves in the $45 billion acquisition. good afternoon. >> one thing that's important to note about this acquisition is it's a stock transaction. shareholders will get stock of comcast in return for this deal. they are going to get 2.875 for every time warner share they old. that values the company at about 17% higher than yesterday's close. if you look at the time warner cable shares today, you'll notice theorizing which is what you might expect but they are trading below that offer price. there could be a couple of reasons behind that. first of all, comcast shares are declining so t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 14, 2014 8:00pm EST
. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. the drought, record dry spell in california as the president visits the region. >>> more money, more votes. if influence of big dollars and the billionaire says, the more money you invest, the more votes you should get. >>> bullying in football. abusive behavior by players on the miami dolphins. and the gift of guns. one police department's valentine's day suggestion, a firearm for that special someone. there have been plenty of headlines about the winter that just won't stop. rain has been falling in some parts of california and that is big news but it's not nearly enough rain to help desperate farmers teelg -- dealing with extreme drought. they're not the only ones struggling. we begin with melissa chan in california's central valley. >> the worst drought in her memory has her worried. >> it grabs you from down deep. and you're making me cry! but when you see the soil and you touch it and you know that it may not be here for your next generation of family, that's -- that's big. >> reporter: she says she had hoped to plant pistachio trees th
Feb 21, 2014 5:00pm PST
had on campus. robert handa, ktvu channel 2news. >>> now to california's drought emergency and new cuts to our water supply. today, the federal government which controls our largest dams and rivers slashed how much water we'll get and for some communities, it could be devastating. we have team coverage tonight of today's decision. >> and we begin with ktvu's john fowler. john, experts think the drought is even more dire than first thought. >> reporter: well, about half of the nation's fruits and vegetables come from california, so the big impact, of course, is going to be on food prices, but depending on where you live, times could soon get tough. water supplies for half a million people in the east bay, from oakley to martinez to walnut creek, today cut by half, to 55 gallons per person per day, the lowest in decades. >> what that means to our customers is that we'll have enough water to meet the needs of indoor water use and also the needs of businesses. >> reporter: contra costa water district's jennifer allen says it's not enough for outdoor water, landscaping, car washing and
Feb 4, 2014 6:00pm PST
entered a plea today. with public defenders. >> the city of san bruno is suing california public utilities commission in hopes of getting access to sensitive documents that the city says the cpuc is hiding from the public. abc7 news is live tonight for us with the story. vic. >> this lawsuit says cpuc refused to turn those records over to the city saying their staffers are too busy and also says that the documents they want may expose improprieties in the oversight of pg&e. >> we believe records may provide evidence of improper contact and cozy relationship was pacific gas and electric company threaten the integrity of the penalty proceedings. >> the explosion and fire ripped through this neighborhood, destroying 38 homes and damaging many more. eight people were killed. more than 60, injured three and a half years later city officials say they're trying to get important and possibly damaging documents from california public utilities commission. the city wants e mails that the cpuc director may have sent to law judges >> the executive director appears to have tried to order judges to rule
Feb 13, 2014 11:00pm PST
imizations started kindergarten. the numbers are compiled by the california department of public health. and a new state law went into effect on the first of this month making it more difficult for students to skip vaccinations. >> they can only claim a no vaccination because of belief if they have a signed note from their doctor. >>> and a 6th person has died so far this flu season in san mateo county, and of those six people, five had underlying medical conditions. also, five of the six fatal cases were confirmed as h1n1 u also known as swine flew. thousands of people are hospitalized with the flu. >>> and school tons were recovered from the bottom of -- and earlier this month, skeletal bones were found. the coroner's office now says the remains may belong to a person who's car was found parked on the bridge with its engine running 21 years ago at lake sonoma. >>> a casterville man was killed when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him. the vehicle was a mechanic at voel voe -- volvo construction equipment when it slipped off its safety stand. we're told he died instantly. it took fir
Feb 20, 2014 2:00pm EST
of the stocks and stories making headlines. erik schatzker reports on the california drought. megan hughes looks at google's high-tech way to monitor the forest. and peter cook is following the response to the violence in ukraine. we'll get to all three in just a moment. reporter, bloomberg's joins us in kiev. a truce was announced yesterday, but it lasted only a few ours. what happened? true one really knows the story. the government claims that it was a provocation by the and theators demonstrators say, no, we were trapped. we don't know what exactly happened. in the early hours of the day, around 7:00 a.m., skirmishes broke out. a lot of demonstrators were killed by sniper fire. we don't have an exact body count. way more than 60 people got killed. in some hotel lobbies, near the square, there were pictures circulating of dead bodies on the square. it was very, very bad. ministrye's interior reports that mr. does have police officers hostage. is there any information on the release? >> not at all. what we are focusing on right now are the european union foreign ministers who had very long tal
Jan 31, 2014 6:00pm PST
will be necessary. >> our coverage continues on we put together a intersection on the california drought. more on what it means for the water supply. >>> new details to shipping incident that prompted bart to shut down the trans bay two for a while. just how close a boat anchor came to striking the tube. >> we are right under the new eastern span of the new bay bridge, and the ship in question is back at its berth at the port of oakland. this incident took place between here and the port in the water under which the trans bay tube crosses the bay. it was 8:45 this morning, a container ship lost power, dropping anchor to prevent drifting. the canker -- anchor hit bottom west of the bridge. it was 1200 feet from the tube. the tube is 135 feet below sea level. no censors were activated. sticking up through the mud is probes that are at risk. the coast guard notified it at 11:58. bart officials stopped the train and found no interior damage. bart says that the public was never at any risk. the question is why did it take three hours for bart to learn about this potential problem. we're inves
Feb 7, 2014 1:37am PST
california is shutting down a major portion of the website following our investigation of doctor shortages. kpix5's julie watts has the exclusive. >> you would think once wow have the insurance, all you need to do is find the doctors that accepted the plan and come to realize a week later that not enough doctors are covered. >> reporter: a lot of people discovered a lot of the doctors described as in network were not accepting their insurance. >> this is something that the consumer is going to have to work out with the health carrier. >> reporter: earlier this week, dana howard told us to talk to the insurers. >> let me stop you there. he did that and we did that and they said oops, sorry, our bad. they were never contracted with us. isn't it covered california's responsibility to assure that your insurers are providing accurate information? >> it really isn't feasible for covered california to go through and check thousands upon thousands of doctors to make sure that the information that they are providing is indeed accurate. >> but we checked a few today and of the first five doctors lis
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Feb 9, 2014 12:00pm EST
>> here are the stories we're following for you right now. a california meat company is recalling nearly 9 million pounds of diseased meat. and the justice department is changing policies aimed at giving more rights to same-sex couples. plus, thank you, n. aid workers are trying to evacuate people with attacks on their convoys, and beatle mainio, the 50th anniversary. >> in a major milestone for gay rights, the justice department plans to expand recognition of same-sex couples in federal matters. >> on monday, li issue a new policy memorandum that will for the first time in history, formally instruct all justice department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition to the greatest extent possible under the law. [ cheers ] >> reporter: attorney general, eric holder, received two standing ovations during his speech with a fundraiser for a human rights campaign. they called it a victory, calling him a crusader for human rights, and comparing him to robert f. kennedy. >> this means that in every courthouse, and every place in the department of justice on
Feb 14, 2014 5:00pm PST
puzzling to all who knew and worked with him. >> president obama said the drought is affecting california and going to be so challenging. the president is visiting farmers to learn about it firsthand and announcing $100 million in disaster assistance. $60 million to support california for food banks and $20 million for conser sxrags water shed protection. seem to have lost audio on that. >> we've got to start looking at these disasters as something to prepare for to anticipate and to start having plan that's recalibrate the base line. everybody from farmers to residential areas, to the north and south of california as well as entire western region are going to have owe to start thinking how we approach water for decades still to come >> president says the country is dependant on california farmers and ranchers for products used every day. that is a live picture, he's going to meet with jordan's king abdullah. >> the city of calistoga will begin mandatory water restricks part of the stage emergency. >> city leaders say have no choice and say asking people to conserve wasn't working. clerk
Feb 19, 2014 6:00pm PST
se encarga de investigar a fondo está tarde cuestionamos al estado de california a ver si tomara acciónes la respuesta fue no por que la persona agredida tiene que entablar la queja está no es primera vez que el hospital de san francisco está involucrado en casos y 17 días después la encontraron muerta en una escalera exterior del hospital salío caminando del centro médico poniendo su vida en riesgo . >>> (♪ ♪) . >>> hoy el presidente barack obama , arribo a la cumbre de líderes de américa del norte en toluca , precisamente para hablar de la seguridad y los puntos buenas tardes , un gusto saludarlo donde se desarrolla este septimo encuentro de líderes de américa el presidente de los estados unidos presidente barack obama , enrique peña nieto y steven harper de canada se habla de la reforma energética y la economía . >>> los amndatarios realizaron el recorrido , cómo el cosmo vital donde se analizaran diversos temas y después los 3 mandatarios regresarán a sus lugares de origen desde la capital de méxico entre los mandatarios de américa del norte graci
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Feb 28, 2014 2:00pm EST
. and california is dealing with flooding and mud slides. >> ukraine ousted president speaking today from southern russia. white house is warning russia about crossing the line. >> we have made clear to russia that we believe it could be a grave mistake to intervene in any way. >> the crisis in ukraine is an international war of words and warning of further exka lags. >> viktor yanukovich held the press conference in a southern russian city and that is significant because it connections to russia and ukraine and saying he felt he needed to come and seek rev refugee in russia because he had threats for his life. he took time out to blame the west for the situation that the ukraine is in. >> fully place responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis and i would say to this cast disaster. they are to blame for that and those who now in power and those of who today command them in my dawn, invisible, visible, behind the scenes and the west, the united states of america, who patrons. >> that echoes what we have been hearing in russia. we have heard the foreign ministry and kremlin say
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Feb 14, 2014 11:00pm EST
or not to go join. we'll have the results. touring california's devastated drought lands. we'll have a live report on president obama's west coast trip. encore. his $5 million violin was stolen in a brutal armed rob i. now the musician is back with his 500-year-old descrad anniversary yus. he -- stradivarius. he joins us tonight. >>> lego art. what incredible art one man is creating from these little plastic boxes. >> a lot to get to tonight. breaking news out of tennessee. the historic vote whether or not to unions the volkswagen plant in chattanooga. jonathan what can you tell us? >> john i can tell you the uaw is disappointed and pretty surprised. all week we talked with uaw officials, we have a solid number of workers who want a union at the plant. obviously at the plant the totals don't reflect that. 53% of the workers voted against union representation. the uaw has lost influence, sheer numbers. they were hoping to finally finally get a foothold at a foreign auto maker in the south after so many years of being unsuccessful. they seemingly had a good shot at doing it. they had an unlik
Jan 31, 2014 8:00pm PST
bill passed by the house. joining me to discuss the impacts for california are amy allison, senior vice president of power pac, a social justice advocacy association. joe garafoli, wealth and politics reporter for the "san francisco chronicle." joe, let's turn to you. why did the president highlight income inequality and how does that issue play out in the bay area? >> this is something he's talked about sort of in the background for years. and this puts it on the national map. now, he's going to have a tough time getting this through congress. congress is gridlocked, republicans are not necessarily on board with him on this. but californians in the fall are going to have a chance to vote on this issue and several ballot measures that are coming up, you're going to have the minimum wage is likely on there, you're going to have oil severance tax is likely on there, another mess assure that could cap the pay of hospital executives. so that all plays to that wealth inequality situation that the president talked about. >> the message here seems to be don't look to washington, they're not go
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